Peru Volunteer and Travel

Assistant for After-School Activities

Arequipa, Peru show on map
Helping children with their homework can bring the satisfaction of making children future a little brighter. You will also have the opportunity to teach English. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Help street kids get a better life!

Our after-school program is located at the heart of the city of Arequipa, a few blocks away from the main square and close to most bus stations and where many woman work selling handcrafts, food, and helping in restaurants/hotels. The project is a secure place for their kids to stay in the afternoons while they are working. The project is run by the Catholic Church, but all kids from any religion are accepted and welcome. They accommodate about 40 kids from 6 to 12 years old.

The kids come from very poor areas and stay every afternoon from 14:00hs to 18:00hs, where they have lunch (for most is their only meal) and start doing their homework. The kids are separated by age and school grade, and each classroom they have a teacher guiding and helping them with Math, Geography, Spanish and History.

Volunteers are welcome to teach English, sports, art and help teacher with their daily tasks. Lesson plans are generally not provided to you by the projects. Peru Volunteer and Travel provides materials, books and lesson ideas to help you with your classes.

Please expect that your project may feel disorganized, understaffed and underfunded. It is for these reasons that volunteers are so desperately needed. Volunteers will have all the support needed from Peru Volunteer and Travel!


Typical day

Work usually starts on Monday, we will pick you up from your accommodation and take you to your project, for most projects we will take the public transport (or in some cases walk).

Monday to Friday:

Volunteers will have the morning free to explore the city and take Spanish classes.

1:00 PM Volunteer leaves home and takes public transport to the project. You will be given a plan to how to get to your project and back home.

 2:00PM  Arrival at the project, beginning of Volunteering

6:00 PM  End of project

7-7:30 PM Dinner, and free time to explore the city


Details on Arrival

ACCOMMODATION  INFORMATION NEEDS TO BE SENT TO US PRIOR ARRIVAL IN PERÚ.

Free-time activities

On the weekend, volunteers have spare time and usually relax or take the opportunity to explore other parts of their local town and Peru. Long weekends can be taken to travel further afield such as Colca Canyon. At PV Travel we organize fun and interesting tours for our volunteers, so just let us know where you would like to go!

Swimming
Concert/Music
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports
Riding

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level) and Spanish (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
CV and Application form
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Volunteers must be proactive, team leader and creative.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 14:00 - 18:00

Included Services

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All program fees are charged directly by Peru Volunteer and Travel.

Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Peru Volunteer and Travel (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
Online preparation course (optional, from $49)
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On-site services

Services by Peru Volunteer and Travel

  • Volunteer placement
  • Volunteer project management and administration for your selected program length
  • Program and Safety orientation
  • Pre-departure support
  •  Volunteer certificate 
  • Transport to volunteer project the first day
  • 24/7 support from our staff in Peru

**Your fee also contributes to the purchase of needed supplies for improvements at your project.

Option:. Add tours throughout Peru to your program and make the best of your time!

Internet Access
Sorry, no access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either. Please arrange your own accommodation. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Rodriguez Ballon International Airport (AQP) in Arequipa. We assist you to find cheap flights to Peru.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Peru provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Peru you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Peru.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$260.00
4 weeks (max. stay)
$260.00
Average fees
$65.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Arequipa/Peru between 4 weeks and 4 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Peru Volunteer and Travel will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Peru.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Peru Volunteer and Travel during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or cash at arrival at the project site.
  Americas South America Peru  Arequipa, Calle America 826

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